This survey and graph activity will allow your students to conduct a survey of their classmates for a question of their choice, collect answers for four categories, then create a bar graph and/or picture graph of their data. (Students can be instructed to create bar/picture graphs with a scale of 1 or any different scale of your choice.) Finally, they will create and answer questions about their graphs (using an included template).
The 2nd Grade CCGPS standard covered by this activity is:
MCC2.MD.10. Draw a picture graph and a bar graph to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
It also covers the 3rd Grade CCGPS standard:
MCC3.MD.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.